Ozgur Sinanoglu, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Ozgur Sinanoglu is an electrical and computer engineer. He has published extensively and holds several patents in computer-aided design, security, reliability of integrated circuits, and system-on-chip designs. Sinanoglu has industry experience as a senior design and test engineer for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. Sinanoglu received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He is the director of the Design-for-Excellence (DfX) Lab at NYUAD.

Michail Maniatakos, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Michail (Mihalis) Maniatakos’s interests span from abstract computer science to hardware manufacturing. Prof. Maniatakos has published in several key research areas, such as computer architecture, design and test, microprocessor reliability, and hardware security. He is the director of the Modern Microprocessor Architectures Lab (MoMAlab), and his research interests include homomorphically encrypted general-purpose computation, hardware security and heterogeneous microprocessor architectures.

Antonios Tzes, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Antonios Tzes researches UAVs, Cooperative Control of Networked Systems, Surgical Robots, Mechatronics, and Control engineering applications. He has over ten years of experience as the director of the Instrumentation and Control Laboratory at Polytechnic University, focusing on smart sensors and self-tuning systems. Concurrently, he served as the principal investigator of the Urban Intelligent Transportation Systems Center in New York, NY. While in Greece, he is the leader and principal investigator of the “Applied Networked Mechatronics Systems group.”

Mohamed A. Eid, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Mohamed A. Eid received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has won several awards for academic and research distinction, and is the co-author of “Haptics Technologies: Bringing Touch to Multimedia.” His current research interests include Haptics and multi-modal human computer interaction, serious gaming and tangible interfaces, and biofeedback technologies.

Nikolaos Freris, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Nick Freris researches cyberphysical systems, especially distributed algorithms for estimation, optimization, and control; wireless sensor networks; big data; and signal processing and sparse sampling. He serves as the director of the Cyberphysical Systems Laboratory at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Hamidou Tembine, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hamidou Tembine's main interests are game theory and learning, including evolutionary games; mean-field stochastic games; and distributed strategic learning. Tembine holds degrees in applied mathematics and computer science, and received the IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for his promising research activities for the benefit of the society.

Sohmyung Ha, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sohmyung Ha performs research aimed at advancing the engineering and applications of silicon integrated technology interfacing with biology in a variety of forms ranging from implantable biomedical devices to unobtrusive wearable sensors. Sohmyung received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from KAIST; M.S. and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from UC San Diego.

Hoda Alkhzaimi, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Cyber Security

Hoda A. Alkhzaimi is the Director of the Center for Cyber Security at NYUAD. Her specific expertise is in cryptology, cryptanalysis, and constructing trusted security architectures; her current interests include aerospace and UAV security, analyzing cryptographic primitives, and links to big data analysis. She earned her Ph.D. in cryptanalysis from Denmark Technical University.

Mahmoud Rasras, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mahmoud Rasras’s research interest is the development of novel photonic components for next generation optical networks. This includes silicon photonic, all-optical logic technology for data encryption and photonic sensors. Rasras has eleven years of industrial research experience at Bell Labs, NJ.  He received his PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven/(IMEC), Belgium. Currently, he is leading the Integrated Nano-Photonics group at NYUAD.

Rafael Y. Song, Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

Rafael Y. Song’s research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary in both mechanical engineering disciplines such as design and manufacturing of MEMS devices, fluid mechanics, 3D printing and micro/nanofabrication, as well as in biological engineering areas such as "Lab-on-a-Chip" devices for high-throughput separation and detection of biomolecules and cells, biofuels, neuroprosthetic implants, and transport phenomena in biological systems.

Andras Gyorgy, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Blending theory with experiments, Andras focuses on the behavior of networks with particular emphasis on synthetic biology applications. Complementing wetlab experiments, topics and tools from dynamics system theory include multi-scale models, behavior of networks, model order reduction, and pattern formation.Andras obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT, which was followed by a short postdoc position at UC Berkeley.